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    Why are bees dying off?

    This is not an argument, but an educational video.

    https://www.ted.com/talks/marla_spiv...e_disappearing
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    I was under the impression that bee numbers had started improving again the last couple of years. (I read it somewhere, not sure where at the moment)
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    Interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedidiah View Post
    This is not an argument, but an educational video.

    https://www.ted.com/talks/marla_spiv...e_disappearing
    How are your own bees doing?
    Curiosity never hurt anyone. It was stupidity that killed the cat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raphael View Post
    I was under the impression that bee numbers had started improving again the last couple of years. (I read it somewhere, not sure where at the moment)
    I had not heard this before. Glad to hear it. Of course 3% may just be a statistical fluke. Some efforts have been made and are being made to reverse the decline, I hope they are responsible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuantaFille View Post
    How are your own bees doing?
    As far as the factors in the video mine are doing fine. My only problem is getting bees to survive the winter. Several of us are working to develop a strain that will winter here. I am afraid that will not happen as long as we are getting new packages each year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedidiah View Post
    As far as the factors in the video mine are doing fine. My only problem is getting bees to survive the winter. Several of us are working to develop a strain that will winter here. I am afraid that will not happen as long as we are getting new packages each year.
    Have you lost sizable numbers of bees in the winter, Jed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Have you lost sizable numbers of bees in the winter, Jed?
    I routinely lost all my bees until I began bringing in queens from winter hardy stock. I still loose some, but at least I have stopped having to buy new packages each spring. I hope that continues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedidiah View Post
    I routinely lost all my bees until I began bringing in queens from winter hardy stock. I still loose some, but at least I have stopped having to buy new packages each spring. I hope that continues.
    have you thought about setting up special winter green houses for them bees?
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